Posted 9 years ago
Yard sale find last weekend. Was suspicious about it because of the near flawless condition of it. Very hard to find the 1915 hobbles out in the wild even in old dig sites. This one has no case banging wear or damage and hardly any base ring wear. I was pretty sure no one ever reproduced the first Madison Wis. Hobbles so I bought it any way because it was dirt cheap as far as 1915 originals go. It appears to have typical Root heel embossing print. Maybe some of the experts will know for sure if it is a repro or not. I don’t think it is as it has seeds and straw marks. A modern repro would not likely have these typical early machine made glass molding flaws.